BIRTHPLACE: Hibbing, Minn.
BORN: September 22, 1946
TEAMS/ASSOCIATIONS: University of Minnesota, U.S. Olympic Team, Montreal Canadiens, Rochester Mustangs, Muskegon Mohawks, Minnesota North Stars, Cleveland Barons, Minnesota Fighting Saints
From a powerhouse lineage of hockey players, Gary Gambucci made a name for himself in the hockey world through multiple appearances for Team USA. After playing three seasons for the University of Minnesota (1965-68), and being named an All-American in his final year, Gambucci was selected to the 1968 U.S. Olympic Men’s Ice Hockey Team that competed in Grenoble, France. He also represented his country on four separate occasions in the International Ice Hockey Federation Men’s World Championship (1969-71, 1976). Gambucci was signed by the National Hockey League’s Montreal Canadians in 1971 after stints with the Rochester Mustangs of the United States Hockey League and the Muskegon Mohawks of the International Hockey League. His rights were then traded to the NHL’s Minnesota North Stars where he played nine games in the 1971-72 season. He spent the next two seasons with the American Hockey League’s Cleveland Barons. He was called up by the North Stars in the 1973-74 season and played 42 games before joining the Minnesota Fighting Saints of the World Hockey Association where he amassed 53 points in 113 games over two seasons. He represented Team USA for the final time in 1976 as a member of the U.S. Men's National Team.